Geometry Global is proud to announce a new partnership with The AD ART SHOW, a new venture from MvVO ART. Launched globally with Sotheby’s, the AD ART SHOW sets out to discover the next generation of contemporary artists from advertising who work in painting, sculpture, photography, works-on-paper, mixed-media and video-art.
A jury of renowned contemporary art experts and collector including Eric Shiner, Sotheby’s SVP Contemporary Art and former Director of the Andy Warhol museum, and Laura Skoler from the Board of the New Museum and the Daniel & Florence Guerlain Contemporary Art Foundation, will select 50 artists to exhibit at Sotheby’s in New York on February 22-25 2018.
The show is open to everyone in advertising, across all departments.
Jon Hamm, Global Chief Creative Officer, Geometry Global points to the relevancy of the show, commenting that the diversity of creative output now demands delivery of ideas in the modern agency, married to the different perspective that many millennials have to their career and creative expression: “These are driving the need for agencies to rethink the way we engage with creative talent. The days of full time, retained creative talent sitting inside an agency are ending. We need to think about a future of "agencies without walls”, where we are part of a fluid, diverse and dynamic creative community that comes in to co-create and solve our clients’ problems.”
Jon added, “What I love about the festival is that it recognises this new world. Our companies are full of artists, designers, technologists, videographers, photographers and writers. We “borrow” from their passion to create work for our clients and it’s overdue that we celebrate this and begin the conversation about what kind of relationship we want with creative talent in the future".
Explains Maria Van Vlodrop, Founder and CEO MvVO ART, “There has always been a relationship between art and advertising –sharing passion and many of the same creative people. Our aim is to offer contemporary artists working in advertising, or with roots in advertising, acknowledgement in the art world and follow in the footsteps of renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Norman Rockwell, Annie Leibovitz and Cindy Sherman. We’re delighted with growing industry support for the Show”.
Deadline for entries is November 30 2017. Please click here
The full jury includes:
-Chair: Laura Skoler, Board of Directors, the New Museum and Daniel and Florence Guerlain Drawing foundation, Paris
-Isaac Aiden, Senior Curator, Jerome A Cohen & Joan Lebold Cohen Center for Visual Arts
-Natalie Bell, Assistant Curator, New Museum
-Phong Bui, Artist, Writer, Independent Curator, Publisher & Artistic Director, The Brooklyn Rail
-Julia Fowler, Executive Director, JP Morgan Private Bank/Hunter College Art Advisory Council
-James Fuentes, Owner, James Fuentes Gallery, New York
-Deborah Harris, Former Deputy Director, The New York Armory Show
-John Hatfield, Executive Director, Socrates Sculpture Park
-Matthew Higgs, Director, White Columns
-Norman Kleeblatt, Independent Curator and Critic
-Corina Larkin, Executive Director, CUE Art Foundation
-Gracie Mansion, Senior Art Specialist, Artnet
-Lisa Schiff, Founder & President of SFA Art Advisory
-Eric Shiner, SVP Contemporary Art, Sotheby’s & former Director, Andy Warhol Museum